Speckled King Snake

Lampropeltis holbrooki

Description 4

NOT venomous. Head and neck appear to be the same size as the body,smooth scales, round pupils. Uniformly cylindrical body is black with yellow to white spots on each scale. Belly is yellow checkered with dark blotches. Typically 3 to 4 feet (91 to 120cm) in length. (J. R. Dixon and J. E. Werler, Texas Snakes: A Field Guide, University of Texas Press, 2000.)

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Type not venomous
Pupils round
Scales smooth
Colors black, white, yellow
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